Aboriginal Students' Centre

The Aboriginal Students’ Centre is dedicated to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. The Centre offers personal, social, cultural and academic support through programs, services and events held throughout the academic year.

Address
5 Campus Drive
Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Overview

Aboriginal Students’ Centre provides programs and services designed to increase the retention and success rates of Aboriginal students at the U of S.

The ASC prides itself on creating an inclusive and supportive environment to enhance student success by offering a variety of programs and services.

This includes:

  • Support for new students through orientation programing and monthly events to help keep students connected to advisors and support services.
  • Research and writing workshops, as well as English, Math/Stats and Chemistry tutoring throughout the week.  English is in partnership with the Student Learning Services.
  • Social events such as Soup and Bannock, which are hosted every Wednesday in partnership with a university college or student service. The centre also hosts seasonal and birthday celebrations for students who are away from home.
  • Annual Social Event "Old Time Métis Dinner and Dance".
  • Presentations and workshops to help students gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to stay healthy, strong, and inspired throughout their studies. 
  • Cultural programing includes Elders Services, who visit the centre during Soup and Bannock on Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1:30pm,  Mondays for Smudge and Share at 9:30 am and Mass on certain Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am (watch for updates in the ASC weekly newsletter and Facebook for that information).
  • The ASC also offers CreativiTea and Knowledge Keeper presentations.
  • Ceremonies such as Pipe Ceremonies and Sweats are held during the school term and for special events .
  • The centre also celebrates student success through Aboriginal Achievement Week, Graduation Powwow, and National Aboriginal Day.

Staff

Lori Delorme
Student Services Coordinator


Rachel Fiddler
Community Resource Coordinator, ASC


Graeme Joseph
Team Leader, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success


Amaranta Sokol Como
Student Development Coordinator